Faith Recovery

On The Serenity Prayer

We have a “wildcard” lesson built into our teaching rotation at my Celebrate Recovery meeting where we focus on the Serenity Prayer rather than one of the steps of recovery. This time around that wildcard lesson was assigned to me and as I dove into the prayer I started getting a little intimidated. There is […]

R. L. Solberg 
Culture Politics

Happy Independence Day

The Prayer in the First Congress Given by Reverend Jacob Duché, Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 7, 1774, 9 o’clock a.m. “O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled […]

R. L. Solberg 
Faith Philosophy Recovery

On Relapse

Today we’re going to tackle Principle 7, which says: Principle 7: Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact […]

R. L. Solberg 
Creativity Music & Art

Heart In A Cage

My wife Deb and I had (or maybe still have) a little band called Dust & Daisies. We’ve done a lot of different things, and played a lot of different places, and we’re kind of on hiatus right now. This is one of my favorite songs of ours. Heart In A Cage You’ve got my […]

R. L. Solberg 
Faith Philosophy Recovery

On Amends

This lessons covers Principe 6 (of the 8 Principles) and Step 8 (of the 12 Steps), which are: Principle 6: Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others. “Happy are the merciful” and “Happy […]

R. L. Solberg 
Culture Philosophy

Piano Tuning & Descartes

Last summer we got a free upright piano. Even though it was a somewhat beat-up middle-of-the-road piano from 1987, I was pretty excited because it’s the first piano I’ve ever owned. We had to move it ourselves and, fortunately, we had some friends who were willing to help us out. As you might imagine, the […]

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